THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN USING HOWGORITHM PUBLIC

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.  CLICK HERE FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HOWGORITHM PROFESSIONAL.

Howgorithm, Inc. (the “Company”) owns and operates the www.howgorithm.com website (the “Website”).  By using the Website, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions of Use.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.  The Company may revise and update these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time.  Please continue to review these Terms and Conditions of Use periodically.  Your continued usage of the Website will mean you accept any revisions to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Use of Content.  

The Website contains copyrighted material, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, audio and video clips, graphics, illustrations, images, logos, and music and sound (collectively, “Content”). The Website is protected by copyright as a collective work, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. The Company and third party content providers also own (or have the right to use) copyrights in the Content original to them.  Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions of Use is a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  Content and features, including without limitation product pricing and availability, are subject to change or termination without notice in the sole discretion of the Company.  Content may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to the Company and its licensors.

The Company will not sell content created by you or use your personal information without your express consent.

If you are not using Howgorithm Professional, your flow charts and other projects and any content you submit through your use of the Website are deemed public information and may be searchable and used by others.

To ensure privacy of your information please contact us at [professional@howgorithm.com] to inquire about Howgorithm Professional. 

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Use of the Website.

To use the Website, you agree that: (1) you are the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one Howgorithm account which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by Howgorithm from using the Website.  “Minimum Age” means (a) 18 years old for the People's Republic of China, (b) 16 years old for the Netherlands, (c) 14 years old for the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia and South Korea, and (d) 13 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for Howgorithm to lawfully provide the Website for your use (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Website are not for use by anyone under the age of 13.

In your use of the Website, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment and in compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Use.  For example and without limitation, you agree not to (a) use the Website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws, (b) insert your own or a third party’s advertising, branding, or other promotional content into any of the Content or use, redistribute, republish, or exploit the Content for any further commercial or promotional purposes, (c) infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contractual rights, (d) engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses, or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Website or the services offered on or through the Website, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the Website or the services offered on or through the Website, (e) interfere with, interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website, the Content, or the services made available on or through the Website, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing, or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology, (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Website, or (g) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing. 

You further agree that you shall not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else’s attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Website or the Website’s services, or any Content thereof, or make any unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you shall not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website or any of its services. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Website.

With respect to your use of the Web site, you acknowledge and agree we may monitor and retain all communications by you and that we may disclose information we have about you to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or should we investigate your use or any complaint about your use, including without limitation any legal action related to such use.  You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to the Company, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to the Company obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that the Company deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies the Company may have at law or in equity.  Further, if we do take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, you agree the Company will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to the Company. 

Company Accounts. 

In order to access some features of the Website, including place orders or make a customer service or support request, you may have to register for one or more Company accounts.  When registering, you must provide accurate and complete information.  You may never use another’s account without permission.  It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Company account and password; (3) promptly inform the Company of any need to deactivate a password.  You grant the Company and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Website the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Website.  The Company cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the Company tools and services.  You must notify the Company immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. 

Although the Company will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of the Company or others due to such unauthorized use.

Liability.

THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WHEN USING THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER A MEDIUM THAT MAY BE BEYOND THE CONTROL AND JURISDICTION OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS.  ACCORDINGLY, THE COMPANY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR OR RELATING TO THE DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION, OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE.

THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS.  THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE. 

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Your sole remedy against the COMPANY for dissatisfaction with the WEBSITE is to stop using THE WEBSITE. This limitation of relief is a part of the bargain between you and THE COMPANY. The preceding disclaimer applies to any damages, liability, or injuries whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action. If, notwithstanding the other provisions of theSE Terms AND CONDITIONS, THE COMPANY IS found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Website or any of THE COMPANY’S Services, THE COMPANY’S liability shall not exceed what you paid for the Services in the previous month. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.  ANY CLAIMS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH ACTION OCCURRED. REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

User Submissions.  By submitting to the Company via e-mail or the Website any ideas, suggestions, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques, business information, inventions, how-to, or product information or material relating to the Company’s business, products, or services (collectively, “Ideas”), you: (i) agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes, (ii) grant the Company an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute the Ideas, and (iii) represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Ideas and that the Company is free to use the Ideas that you send us for any purpose.  For the avoidance of doubt, “Ideas” does not include any data, information, drawings, files, etc. that you submit to the Company for the purposes of receiving customer support.  The Company may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the personal information you submit to the Company is governed by the Company’s Privacy Policy.  Please review our Privacy Policy located at [www.howgorithm.com/privacy], as amended from time to time, for a complete description of how we handle personal and public information submitted in the process of ordering products or registering on the Website. 

Rights Reserved.  The Company reserves the right to refuse service, terminate your account or your access to the Website or any of the Website’s services or features, and/or cancel orders in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, if the Company believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of the Company. 

Links to Other Websites.  THE COMPANY MAY PROVIDE LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF LINKED THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THEIR CONTENT OR ACCURACY. YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE FOR SUCH WEBSITES.  THE COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO LIABLITY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITIES THAT YOU MAY INCUR WITH ANY OF THESE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES OR VENDORS.  PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO YOUR PURCHASE OF GOODS FROM A THIRD PARTY.

Product Orders.  The Company is constantly improving its information, products and services. Consequently, the Company cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information, including prices, specifications, availability, and services, on the Website.  Prices associated with Howgorithm Professional accounts are subject to change at any time.  

Online Payments.

To the extent you utilize the Company’s online payment services, you acknowledge that there cannot be a guarantee that communications or payment transactions conducted online will be absolutely secure. You further acknowledge that there may be system failure that may limit your ability to use the online payment services. You agree to assume all risk and liability arising from your use of the Company’s online payment services, including the risk of breach in the security of the communications or transactions you conduct with the Company online. THE COMPANY’S ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, if any, and agree that the Company will have no obligations with regard thereto. You agree not to give your password to anyone. If you believe your password has been lost or stolen or someone has gained access to your password without your permission, contact us immediately.  If you use a third party vendor (or distributor) to pay your Company payment and you disclose to such vendor your username, password, and/or account number, the Company will not be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of processing your payment. 

For purposes of identification, payments, and marketing, you agree to provide the Company with current, accurate, complete, and updated information required for registration and/or online payment, including legal name, address, telephone number(s), and applicable payment data (e.g., credit card or bank account number). You agree to notify the Company immediately of any changes in your registration data.  Proceeding with the registration process indicates your intent to comply with these terms and conditions. Please review our Privacy Policy.

By accepting these terms and conditions, you acknowledge that the Company may initiate an ACH debit or credit card debit to the payment account(s) that you have provided. 

Indemnity.  You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Company, its officers, managers, members, employees, agents, licensors, advisors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from or alleged to result from: (i) your use of and access to the Website; or (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions of Use.  This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and Conditions of Use and your use of the Website.

General.

The Company is based in North Carolina in the United States of America with principal offices in McLeansville, North Carolina.   The Company makes no claims that the Website and the Content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States.  Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms and Conditions of Use for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Rights Reserved, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

Jurisdiction.

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the Company, or in any way relating to your use of the Website, resides in the courts of Wake County, North Carolina and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving the Company or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of North Carolina, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.  If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Complete Agreement.  These Terms and Conditions of Use and the Company’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the use of the Website and Content. 

Thank you for your cooperation. Questions or comments regarding the Website should be submitted to [info@howgorithm.com].